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  • Judge rules Ohio voter rights violated

    05/25/2016 5:21:44 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 25 2016 | DARREL ROWLAND
    A federal court ruling Tuesday declaring Ohio GOP lawmakers' voting restrictions unconstitutional could easily wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court ó and generate a 4-4 split decision, a voting-rights expert says. [ ] Judge Michael H. Watson of U.S. District Court in Columbus said the Republican-dominated Ohio legislature violated the federal constitution and Voting Rights Act in 2014 when it reduced the state's early voting period from 35 to 28 days. The move also eliminated the so-called Golden Week in which eligible residents could register to vote and cast an absentee ballot at the same time. [ ] The...
  • Soros, Top Clinton Lawyer Lose Lawsuit Against Virginiaís Voter ID Law

    05/21/2016 6:41:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Millions have gone into the effort to attack voter identification laws in numerous states Hillary Clintonís top campaign lawyer lost a challenge against Virginiaís voter identification laws that was fueled by money from liberal billionaire George Soros. The lawsuit, filed early last year on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia, sought to end Virginiaís voter identification law, known as SB 1256. The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court Thursday after a lengthy trial that saw numerous witnesses testify, dealing a blow to an organized effort by the left to take on voter ID laws in numerous states leading...
  • U.S. judge upholds Virginia's voter ID law

    05/19/2016 3:54:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots. The state's Democratic Party had challenged the law, signed by former Republican Governor Robert McDonnell, saying it was politically motivated and intended to deter young and minority voters from turning out on Election Day. "The court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality," wrote U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his decision. While he noted that the measure created an "inconvenience"...
  • Supreme Court denies bid to block Texas voter ID law

    04/29/2016 9:38:12 AM PDT · by kennedy · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2016 | Bill Mears
    Texas' controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November's elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory. The unsigned order from the justices did not explain their reasoning, or whether there was any opposition. While it is a temporary decision, it could affect enforcement of similar laws in other states during a hotly contested presidential election year. A lawsuit challenging the Texas law known as SB 14 is still pending in a federal court, and the immediate issue...
  • Judge upholds North Carolina's voter ID law

    04/25/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Cyra Master
    A federal judge on Monday night upheld North Carolinaís voter ID law, the Charlotte Observer reported. Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling posted online Monday evening, dismissing all claims in the challenge to the stateís 2013 election law overhaul. Schroeder, appointed by George W. Bush, also upheld portions of the law that cut the number of days people could vote early and eliminated same-day registration and voting allowances. "This ruling further affirms that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is not only common-sense, it's constitutional," Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement. Opponents immediately condemned the decision....
  • The left lashes out with voter ID melodrama (WI)

    04/07/2016 3:03:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 4-7-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - The voter ID melodrama in Wisconsin has opened right on cue. And the overblown "tragedy" takes place, as it always does, stage left. Despite historically high voter turnout in Tuesday's presidential primary election, liberals inside and outside Wisconsin are crying foul over the full-scale implementation of the state's photo ID law. The Huffington Post published a breathless piece headlined, "Dear Scott Walker: Wisconsin's Photo ID Law Did not Work 'Just Fine.' " Wisconsin's Republican governor on Wednesday tweeted: "Huge turnout yesterday shows that photo Id works just fine. Easy to vote hard to cheat." HuffPost drove its...
  • Exclusive: Meet the Radical Lawyers the DOJ Hired to Oversee Elections

    04/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    In 2011, PJ Media published the Every Single One series. The series documented the Obama administrationís hiring of ideologically leftist and partisan lawyers to fill the career ranks of the lawyers in the Department of Justiceís Civil Rights Division from the day it came into office. The different sections of the Division exercise enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans, ranging from employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. If a president wanted to launch a radical transformation of the country, he would start it in the Civil Rights Division . And a...
  • NAACP Joins Soros Army Plotting DC Disruptions, Civil Disobedience, Mass Arrests (Scared of Trump)

    04/06/2016 5:25:59 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 47 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 04-05-2016 | Aaron Klein
    Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a group that says it champions citizen interests, is a lead organizer of Democracy Awakening. Weissman told Breitbart News in an interview on Tuesday that the Awakening movementís specific plans for ďdirect actionĒ are not yet finalized, but he said it will include civil disobedience and activists risking arrest. This Presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. States with the worst histories of discrimination are pushing for new barriers to block the young, the poor, the elderly and minority voters from the ballot...
  • MSNBC Misleads Viewers with Wisconsin Voter ID; Fails to Mention State Issues FREE Identification

    04/04/2016 5:40:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    On the eve of Wisconsin's primary, MSNBC misled viewers with a story about how the Badger State's new voter ID law goes into effect tomorrow on primary election day. Correspondent Tony Dokoupil used the plight of two new residents to the state to complain about the cost Ė $34 each Ė of an in-state driver's license. What Dokoupil failed to mention, however, was that the couple in question could easily have obtained FREE identification from the state. "Last month, Matt and Jessica Hegdahl (sp?) moved to Wisconsin in search of a job, and found themselves at the center of a...
  • The Leftís Plan to Cut Loose a Million Prisoners

    03/18/2016 8:54:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/18/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Radical left-wingers want to free half the nationís prisonersóincluding many violent offendersóa move that would cause an upsurge in crime rates for decades to come. To many of todayís leftists criminality itself is an illegitimate concept. The mindless chanting of the slogan ďno one is illegalĒ at open-borders rallies is part of the same school of thought. Spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union and bankrolled by radical speculator George Soros, the ďend mass incarcerationĒ movement wants to reduce the U.S. prison population by 50 percent within the next 10 to 15 years. This specific push is called the ďCut50Ē...
  • Federal government not backing own official on voter ruling

    02/23/2016 7:15:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2016 6:30 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The federal Justice Department has refused to support a U.S. elections official who sided with Kansas, Alabama and Georgia in a fight over whether voters should have to show proof of citizenship when registering using a national form. The government conceded in a court filing that the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and his agency cannot win the lawsuit on its merits because he never determined, as required by the National Voter Registration Act, that the documents were "necessary" to determine the eligibility of voters. Residents of other states only need to swear that they are citizens,...
  • Strict voter ID laws have a greater effect on minorities, liberals

    02/19/2016 3:10:25 PM PST · by Elderberry · 49 replies
    NEWSELA ^ | 2/19/2016
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have created a new statistical model. It shows that when laws require voters to show an ID, it affects voter turnout among different groups. Fewer minorities and people on the political left turn out to vote. The researchers found strict ID laws cause a lower Democratic turnout by 8.8 percentage points. They only caused 3.6 percent drop in Republican voters. The study focused on the 11 states with the strictest voter ID laws. Generally, they require a photo ID to cast a ballot. Researchers used a large voter...
  • Hillary Clinton says white Americans 'need to recognize our privilege'

    02/17/2016 5:25:35 AM PST · by simpson96 · 100 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Ann Marie Awad
    NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- In a speech in New York City's Harlem neighborhood Tuesday, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton discussed systemic racism and called on white Americans to do their part to "practice humility." "White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers that you face every day," she told a crowd at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Monday. "We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume that our experiences are everyone's experiences." The speech was also to unveil her...
  • New evidence that voter ID laws ‚Äėskew democracy‚Äô in favor of white Republicans (barf-ola)

    02/05/2016 10:05:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | February 6, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes cast. But that hasn't dampened Republican efforts to pass a spate of strict voter ID laws since 2008. And it hasn't hurt the public's overall enthusiasm for those laws, either. But the results of a new working paper from political scientists at University of California, San Diego suggest folks may want to consider. The researchers analyzed turnout in recent elections...
  • Tuesday‚Äôs New Hampshire Primary Will Be First With Voter ID Law In Place

    02/05/2016 1:54:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    WBUR ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Zeninjor Enwemeka
    This year's presidential primary is the first in which New Hampshire's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots ... When New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday for the first presidential primary of the 2016 race, they will have to do something new. This year's presidential primary is the first in which the state's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots. Before the state's new voter ID law went into effect in 2013, voters could just give their name and address, get checked off the roll, and...
  • APNewsBreak: Feds won't accept Missouri driver's licenses

    12/23/2015 5:57:14 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | By DAVID A. LIEB
    <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) ‚ÄĒ Missouri residents soon will not be able to use their state driver's licenses as identification to get into most federal facilities, making it at least the fourth state to lose a federal exemption from complying with national proof-of-identity requirements.</p>
  • Prayer Shaming After a Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

    12/02/2015 8:31:32 PM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/2/2015 | Emma Green
    Directly after a mass shooting, in the minutes or hours or days between the first trickle of news and when police find a suspect or make arrests, it is very difficult to know what to do. Some people demand political action, like greater gun control; others call for prayer. In the aftermath of a violent shooting spree in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, in which at least 14 victims are reported to have died, people with those differing reactions quickly turned against one another. For example: Here’s the Washington editor at the liberal publication The Nation, George Zornick, on reactions...
  • McuAliffe‚Äôs hopes for Senate majority dashed [Clinton Vote Fraud Machine Stumbles]

    11/04/2015 3:57:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/15 | Laura Vozzella and Jenna Portnoy
    Republicans held onto the Virginia Senate in fiercely contested elections Tuesday, leaving Gov. Terry McAuliffe without legislative leverage or political momentum as he works to deliver Virginia for his friend and ally Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. The outcome was a blunt rebuke to McAuliffe (D), who had barnstormed the state with 24 events over the past four days and who portrayed the elections as a make-or-break moment for his progressive agenda.
  • Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under Investigation for Voter Fraud

    11/04/2015 7:01:55 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 10/30/15 | Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall
    A group that had been represented by the top lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign earlier this year is now being investigated by Ohio authorities for fraudulent voter registrations, including the registration of deceased individuals. Marc Elias, an attorney at Perkins Coie who has become the go-to fixer for Democrats and is now general counsel for Clinton’s presidential campaign, became involved with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative this May when he filed a lawsuit on its behalf to challenge the state’s voter identification laws. Now the group is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation after a local board...
  • Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law

    10/21/2015 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 79 replies
    texas tribune ^ | 12:45 p.m. EDT October 18, 2014 | Richard Wolf, USA
    The U.S. Supreme Court early Saturday denied a last-ditch effort to block the enforcement of Texas' controversial voter ID law in the upcoming elections. The ruling comes two days before the start of early voting. Election Day is Nov. 4. Six of the nine justices agreed to deny a request to vacate Tuesdayís judgment from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state could enforce the law. The opinion removes the last traces of uncertainty over whether the law ó which supporters say prevents voter fraud ó would be in effect for the start of early voting.
  • Simple Chart DESTROYS Liberal Arguments on Voter ID

    10/18/2015 8:38:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 10/18/15 | BRITTANY SOARES
    For years Democrats have fought voter ID laws as hard as they could, claiming theyíre nothing more than a Republican attempt to suppress minority votes and that voter fraud is a total non-issue. Now it appears Democrats are losing this battle: Via the Washington Examiner: The Left and President Obama are losing their fight to block the widespread introduction of voter ID cards. In courts of law and the court of public opinion, the issue is gaining traction. With few exceptions, liberal pressure groups have lost lawsuits in state after state, with courts tossing out their faux claims that ID...
  • Clinton slams Alabamaís Ďdiscriminatoryí voter law

    10/17/2015 1:11:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused Alabama lawmakers of advancing ďdiscriminatoryĒ laws to roll back voting rights, as she looks to shore up support with black voters. In her first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate, Clinton elevated her call for voting rights as she condemned the stateís decision last week to close 31 driverís license offices. Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods. She urged Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Republican-controlled legislature to keep the offices open, and ďnot just for one day a month." ďHere in Alabama, without the right...
  • Non-Citizens Will Now Vote In At Least One State

    10/12/2015 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2015 | S. Noble
    Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California. He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driverís license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote. This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diverís licenses. Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driverís licenses. In California, state officials ďspecifically chose not to make noncitizen license holders searchable in their DMV database,Ē said True the Vote spokesman Logan Churchwell, who called the newly signed bill ďunprecedented.Ē The measure, Assembly...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obamaís DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale Collegeís Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the departmentís biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukaseyís speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Bill is a way to boost Latino political power

    09/29/2015 6:14:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2015 | Cristůbal Alex
    Every American has the right to make his or her voice heard. Sadly, 50 years after the passage of the nationís most important voting law, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, millions of Americans continue to be silenced at the voting booth because of a deadly one-two punch to our democracy Ė attacks on voting rights and an explosion of unlimited political spending in our elections.
  • Obama: Requiring Photo-ID to Vote is Wrong. ĎGoing to Vote In Somebody Elseís Name Doesnít Happení

    08/07/2015 10:18:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 2:54 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the White House Thursday, on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama said that people do not take advantage of the lack of voter ID laws to cast fraudulent votes in other peoplesí names. The president based his conclusion on government data on the number of people the government prosecutes for this crime. ďSadly, too many states are making it harder for folks to voteóinstituting photo ID laws that on the surface sound good,Ē said Obama. ďBut I am certain, because weíve actually looked at the data on this, that almost nobody wakes up...
  • Which is harder: getting voter ID or doing your taxes?

    08/06/2015 7:56:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2015 | NewsMachete
    A panel of judicial commissars ruled that Texas's modest voter ID law is "unconstitutional." A federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday that a strict voter identification law in Texas discriminated against blacks and Hispanics and violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 . The Texas ID law is one of the strictest of its kind in the country. The law requires voters to bring a government-issued photo ID to the polls. Accepted forms of identification include a driver’s license, a United States passport, a concealed-handgun license and a so-called election identification certificate, a card issued by the State Department of Public Safety....
  • Federal court strikes down 'discriminatory' Texas voter ID

    08/05/2015 12:02:32 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 41 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 5, 2015 | AP/Staff
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas ó A federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.</p> <p>The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said Wednesday that the Texas law, one of the toughest voter ID measures in the country, violates Section 2 of the landmark civil rights law. The U.S. Justice Department had joined minority groups in a drawn-out legal battle that has stretched for years.</p>
  • Federal Court Strikes Down 'Discriminatory' Texas Voter ID

    08/05/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 08/05/2015 | Paul Weber
    A federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said Wednesday that the Texas law, one of the toughest voter ID measures in the country, violates Section 2 of the landmark civil rights law. The U.S. Justice Department had joined minority groups in a drawn-out legal battle that has stretched for years. A lower court had previously found that the voter ID was passed by the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature with the intent of discriminating...
  • Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill

    08/01/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Video at link. Reps John Lewis and Linda Sanchez deserve the littlest fiddle award. House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor. That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a...
  • New Bill Would Guarantee Secret Ballot For Workers [Would also require unions to be recertified]

    07/28/2015 3:12:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/28/15 | Bill McMorris
    Republicans are pushing for legislation that could fundamentally shift American labor law away from hereditary and coercive unionism.On Monday, GOP lawmakers in the house and Senate introduced the Employee Rights Act, a bill that would guarantee secret ballot union elections. It also allows workers to hold regular re-certification to see whether unions still enjoy support from members, a stark change from the status quo in which unions inherit members unless employees successfully follow onerous decertification procedures.Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) introduced the legislation in Congress with the hope that it will return the focus of labor law to individual workers,...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • Election fraud time again

    07/22/2015 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/22/15 | Ed Wood
    Gee, how time flies when youíre having fun. Election time again! But isnít it always? You who follow these columns may recall that a couple of weeks ago I fearlessly predicted that Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election. Do I think she is the best qualified candidate? Of course not. But her ace in the hole ó voter fraud! Oh, Iím not talking about handing out fruit jars of moonshine, as was the custom here in Tennessee and in my native state of Virginia. The ďrevenooersĒ pretty well put them out of business and the hooch runners had to...
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantorís leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee ó a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • Rich, white & in total control: The clearest evidence yet that our democracy is broken

    07/20/2015 5:15:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sean McElwee
    By passing automatic voter registration, which places the responsibility for registering on governments, rather than individuals, we could easily boost turnout. Other reforms to make voting easier, such as making Election Day a holiday, non-partisan voter registration drives, and early voting periods, should also be implemented.....GOP politicians like Scott Walker work hard to suppress the vote. New data gives us a good idea why This week the Census Bureau released their data on voter turnout in the 2014 election, and the numbers are abysmal. In 2014, only 41.9 percent of the voting age citizen population turned out, the lowest number...
  • ĎThose Are Great Talking Pointsí: Ted Cruz Hits Back at MSNBC Hostís SCOTUS Claim With Two Questions

    07/09/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 8, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, sparred with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday over whether the Supreme Court has become too ¬ďpartisan¬Ē following the high court‚Äôs recent decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage.Though he¬ís done so in the past, Cruz said he¬ís reluctant to advocate for ¬ďjudicial retention¬Ē elections every eight years. However, he also said he¬ís tired of seeing some of the justices ¬ďnot honoring their judicial oaths.¬ĒMatthews later insinuated hypocrisy, accusing Cruz of ¬ďloving¬Ē it when the Supreme Court ¬ďseized the presidency in 2000¬Ē for former President George W. Bush during the infamous Florida recount...
  • The World Requires Voter ID, but George Soros and Hillary Clinton Are Determined the U.S. Wonít

    07/17/2015 4:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2015 | John Fund
    Itís been over seven years since the Supreme Court, in a 6Ė3 decision that was written by liberal favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws donít constitute an undue burden on people attempting to vote. But that hasnít stopped liberals from fighting in legislatures and courts against those laws and other efforts to promote voter integrity. The lawsuits are often brought by Marc Elias, who doubles as the attorney for Hillary Clintonís campaign. And their efforts have paid off: Only about 18 states currently require a photo ID to vote. Last month, the New York Times reported that...
  • Twelve Things to Remember if the SCOTUS Decision Upsets You

    07/05/2015 5:21:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 3, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so.It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people.Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states‚Äô rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through history.We‚Äôre right...
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex ďmarriage,Ē Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with ďeach decision ... unabashedly based not on lawĒ the Court moves ďone step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence.Ē And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, ďA new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Americaís views on abortion still donít match Amanda Marcotteís caricatures, and she canít stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last weekís Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasnít been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question weíve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americansí live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an ďunavoidable tension between a motherís rights and a fetusísĒ can never be...
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, itís not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high courtís refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • If no Black on the Ballot; what will the Black voter turnout be like in 2016? (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    Din Maker
    I've asked this question for some time now: Without Obama, or any other Black, on the ballot for the Dems in 2016; what will the Black voter turnout be like? I say at least 5 percentage points less than in '08 and '12. The new has worn-off; the novelty is gone. They've had their Black President. I say that the Dems will NOT get Blacks to the polls this time around like they did for Obama. And even if Hillary has a Black Running Mate, I say the Black turnout will still be 5 percent less than the last two...
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. ďIím here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act!Ē said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally ó which included state activists and national figures ó will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote. Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administrationís unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). Itís just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported) [Snip] This is not just...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathť
    Mondayís big election law news came from the Supreme Courtís penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizonaís congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. ďArizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,Ē Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walkerís New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as ďextremeĒ and ďfar outside the mainstream.Ē He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes ďmake it easier to vote and harder to cheat.Ē But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsinís voter...